WATCH: Designer Duo Coco & Breezy Showcase ‘Rainy Days’ S/S 2012 - Black Enterprise
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

Designers Coco and Breezy started their eyewear and accessories line at the age of 19 (Image: Source)

Identical twins Corianna and Brianna Dotson left their hometown of Minnesota at 19 to make their dream move to New York City. Starting with little-to-nothing, these two go-getters tapped into their entrepreneurial spirit and established Coco and Breezy, a futuristic-inspired accessories and eyewear line. Fast-forward, two years later and the 21-year-olds have gone from designing each piece by hand to producing their products on a larger scale. Celebrities from Nikki Minaj to Serena Williams have been spotted wearing their shades, and most recently Beyoncé donned their “Uni” bracelet in her “Let’s Move!” video.

BlackEnterprise.com caught up with the part Black, part Puerto Rican duo at their S/S 2012 New York Fashion Week Private Runway Show. The ladies chatted about the inspiration for their latest collection, what it took to bring their brand to the next level and the importance of investing in yourself.

Videographer: Melissa Johnson

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With a focus on news and the under 35 crowd, Martinez develops engaging, daily reports for BlackEnterprise.com. She also pens the blog, After School Daze: Life After Undergrad, where she delves into the day-to-day issues and concerns of recent graduates trying to adapt to life off campus. Prior to Black Enterprise, the Bronx, N.Y. native contributed to Latina, Latina.com, Honeymag.com, Syracuse Record and The Post-Standard. When she's not writing articles, the self-proclaimed travelista is on the prowl for her next excursion.   Martinez holds a bachelor's degree in magazine journalism and sociology from Syracuse University.


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